Character Trait Definitions

Character traits have in common particular elements. We do not attempt to list them all, but you will want to make note of five major similarities: 1. Understanding flowing into desire and then action. All character traits are built intellectually first. We must understand the trait. Understanding flows into […]

Character Traits Make a Whopping Difference!

Character traits – what are they? Simply put, character traits are the qualities that show an individual to be a person of high moral values. They are the distinguishing marks that tell us whether a person has character, i.e. high moral values. Character traits are the basis for family values […]

Teaching Kindness to Overcome Intolerance and Violence

Teaching kindness is an important requirement of character education and, therefore, vital to peace education. Those who want peace need to overcome intolerance and violence. Those who teach peace must teach character traits that will produce tolerance and non-violence. Kindness is one of those character traits. Intolerance How can teaching […]

Teaching Respect – Its Importance to Family

Teaching respect is an important part of family values training and character building. Even if a school, club, or other group is teaching respect to your children or teenagers, it is important that you reinforce that instruction at home. Teaching respect benefits the entire family by producing greater harmony among […]

Fairness Doesn’t Always Seem Fair

Fairness is a character trait. Character education teachers teach fairness. Parents teach fairness. Many religious leaders and club leaders teach fairness, but did you know that fairness is often misunderstood? Children yell, “That isn’t fair!” Teens sound off about unfairness, too, but do young people really understand fairness? Give […]

Perseverance – Not Just for Ants, Rams, and Snails

Perseverance is a character trait – a character trait of ants, rams, and snails? Did you ever watch an ant carry a large cookie crumb to some far away nest? Maybe you commented on the ant’s heavy load, but did you think about her perseverance? Did you ever see a […]

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